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9civichatch3's DCSB Progress Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by 9civichatch3, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    08 PreRunner FoDo
    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    Compared to other builds on TW this one will not be as exciting. I plan to make a fun, reliable daily driver.

    I purchased my 2008 Tacoma PreRunner SR5 DCSB in December 2012 from a local Hyundai Dealership in Alabama. It was a 1 owner with 51,xxx miles in great condition.


    Traded in her.....
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    To get her ..
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    Took her home, Toyota Family
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    Exterior:
    • Tint
    • Removed Mud Flaps
    • Bestop Supertop
    Interior:
    • New OEM Floor Mats
    Audio:
    • GTA iPhone Interface
    Suspension:
    • 2012 TRD Shocks F/R
    • ToyTec Front 3/4" Top Plate Spacer
    • ToyTec Rear 1" Block Spacer w/ U-Bolts
    Wheel/Tire:
    • OEM Wheels
    • 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2
    • Nitrogen
    Performance:
    • K&N Filter
    Future Mod$:
    • BAMF Bolt-On Sliders
    • Color Match Handles/Mirrors
    • 10" Sub
    • Bed Extender
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2013
  2. Jun 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    First thing I did was removed the mud flaps and TINT. Originally I just matched the rears but it wasn't enough. I went back and had then put 20% over the rears and 15% up front.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    Hauling 70lb mortar bags at work
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    Debadge
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    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]


    From the pic above you can see that next on my list was tires. I did a lot of research and finally decided on 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2. Awesome tires.



    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    grueinthebox

    grueinthebox Massive Member

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    I need to get my tint redone (it's just regular tint, I want ceramic - makes a huge difference), and like how it looks dark... 15%'s pretty low transmission, though - any issues seeing at night (particularly on poorly lit roads)?
     
  6. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    I wanted to upgrade the suspension. I know everyone says 5100s but I really didn't want to lift it with the current tires. I just wanted a better ride and a level.

    2012 TRD Shocks
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    ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer
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    Ready to install
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    Started off with the rears (easy)
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    Then the front
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    Old
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    New
    [​IMG]

    Done
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It is harder to see at night, but not really an issue. Backing up in dark areas is the hardest.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    Next project .... making my FREE 6ft bed mat fit my 5ft bed.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    Robotoco

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    looks good to me black out the rims
     
  10. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A coworker traded in his Tacoma DCLB last week and I snatched out his bed mat.


    Measured and penciled
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    Cut
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    Cleaned & Installed
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    For lack of any better update ....
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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  11. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but every single Tacoma has black wheels ! I like the OEM look.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The new suspension setup drives great. Its not night and day but very happy with the ride and look.

    PS: my 55mph shake/vibe got better.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    New OEM Floor Mats
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jun 11, 2013 at 2:02 AM
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    EZ Bake

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    I really like those tires. I've been reading a ton of good reviews about them and I'm considering picking up a set. I'm doing a budget build myself - not sure about lifting yet either.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Couldnt be happier with the tires.
     
  16. Jun 11, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Robotoco

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    but they look good in black lol, but looks great anyways, how you liking the ride so far
     
  17. Jun 12, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I thought about doing them black. Still not sure.

    The ride is great. She is sitting perfect (for now).
     
  18. Jul 7, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a Bestop Supertop today from TW Member ScissorMeTimbers.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Jul 7, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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    Greytacoma1

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    Satoshi grill, Plasti derp, Ready lift kit, Wheelers 2 inch aal, Hella 700, Wheather tech floor mats, Blueinstinct armrest cover, sockmonkey bed decal, BHLM, debadge, 35% tint front windows, OEM roof rack, OEM step bar, TRD skid plate, tacomaworld.com decal, stock antenna trimed, gorilla extended lug nuts,diff breather mod, cab mount chop, AVS window visor, spidertrax 1.25 wheel spacers, toytec sway bar relocate, extra d ring mod
    Really nice man! Keepin it simple.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    Installed ToyTec 1" Rear Blocks

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    Then installed this for when I was done.

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